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  • Writer's pictureCameron Barry

Be in the Know: Career Opportunities are Booming in the Ever-Expanding Senior Living Industry

The senior living industry is evolving at a rapid pace, and with it, new opportunities are emerging for job seekers. It is not just healthcare professionals who are in high demand, but individuals from a variety of backgrounds who can now find exciting career paths in this growing field. Recent changes and the implementation of innovative trends have opened a whole new world of possibilities, making it an excellent time to explore a career in senior living. In this article, we will explore just some of the backgrounds/skill sets that are being sought after in senior living facilities everywhere. At MVP Recruitment, we want job seekers to be aware that their skills may be in high demand, even if they have no experience in the senior living or healthcare industries.

1. Technology: There is a high demand for people with backgrounds in technology in just about every industry and that includes the senior living industry. Technology plays a huge role in keeping operations in facilities running smoothly and there are numerous ways that a background in technology could land you a job in this industry. Some of these ways include developing and managing tech infrastructure, managing different software systems, and providing overall tech support within the facilities. As technological advancements continue and the world of technology increasingly expands, there are constant opportunities arising in the senior living industry for job seekers with a background in technology.

2. Wellness and lifestyle: There are many opportunities for roles in senior living facilities that one can explore with a background in wellness and lifestyle. These roles are instrumental in promoting the overall health and happiness of seniors in the senior living industry. To name a few positions to explore, senior living facilities are actively in demand for Wellness Directors, Social Workers, Fitness Instructors, and Dietitians. With a background in wellness and/or lifestyle, you should consider exploring job opportunities in the senior living industry because of the rewarding experience of promoting healthy aging and improving the quality of life for seniors.

3. Food Service: Having a background in the food service industry can directly associate with the handling and serving of food to seniors living in assisted care facilities. With this food service experience, there are several ways in which one could apply themselves in the senior living industry. Whether you have experience as a chef, general kitchen experience, or experience with menu planning or nutrition, there are numerous demands for workers with this background in the senior living industry. With the knowledge and experience gained from working in the food service industry, one can ensure that the residents of senior living facilities receive healthy, delicious meals that meet their dietary needs and restrictions.

4. Customer Service: This is an essential aspect of the senior living industry and with this background, you can explore many job opportunities in the industry. In senior living facilities, there are many coordinator positions including Resident-Services Coordinator and Admissions Coordinator to name a few. With a background in customer service, there are also several marketing and sales roles needed in these facilities developing marketing campaigns, conducting tours, and interacting with potential residents and their families. A career in the senior living industry can be both personally fulfilling and professionally rewarding for people with a background in customer service.

There are various backgrounds beyond healthcare that senior living facilities look for to fill a wide range of different positions. Overall, the senior living industry is a dynamic and growing field, and job seekers who stay up to date on the latest trends and developments will be well-positioned to find rewarding and fulfilling careers in this industry. If you are a job seeker with experience in any of the backgrounds above, opportunities for careers are nearly endless and you should consider exploring positions within the senior living industry.

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